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November 2014 Archives

Relocating: Your child and your rights as a parent

When you are divorced, you sometimes come across difficult situations that other families may not face. For instance, if you're given the opportunity to take a good job in another state but have a child in your custody, will you be able to move away from your son or daughter's father or mother? Is it fair to your ex or child to do so?

Domestic partnerships versus marriages in Massachusetts

When you're considering your future with your partner in Massachusetts, you have a number of options. Both heterosexual and homosexual couples are able to obtain licenses to marry in Massachusetts, but some couples may want to opt for a domestic partnership or civil union instead. What's the difference?

Is an annulment easier than a divorce in Massachusetts?

An annulment is a different way to separate from a partner in Massachusetts. It is similar to a divorce. It is a court order that dissolves a marriage, but it has the legal effect of making it so a marriage never even existed. That means that both people will go on acting like the marriage never happened instead of going through long, drawn out proceedings.

Paul George faces trial over father's rights and paternity

Paternity is a difficult issue for some people. Taking the test may seem invasive, especially to those who weren't expecting to be accused of being the father of a child after a one-night stand or short relationship. Taking the DNA test is simple, and if you believe your child's father is who you think it is, then he should have no problem taking the test and accepting responsibility.

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